Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by clemd973
25 Feb 2011, 14:43
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

I've just ClearScanned a 1664 page document without any problems, whereas before, 350 pages was typically the limit for me. Not entirely certain what has made the difference, but I strongly suspect that it is because I've just installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 (I'm running the 64bit Ultimate v...
by clemd973
14 Feb 2011, 00:29
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Building Scan Tailor on OSX
Replies: 106
Views: 72266

Re: Building Scan Tailor on OSX

I have built it in Snow Leopard 10.6, but my problem is that it is only utilizing one cpu core and it is so slow. I have 4 cores! I need it to use all of them. I need to find out how to build it so that it uses multiple cores. I think I may have the same problem...I have two cores. How can you tell...
by clemd973
13 Feb 2011, 21:34
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ST output formatting
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

ST output formatting

Wondering if ST produces a particular page formatting when generating it's output? In particular, does it generate 8 1/2 x 11, etc., or is page formatting selectable, or does it depend on the compiling software? I've compared a book I produced with one produced by someone else (same book), and the o...
by clemd973
11 Feb 2011, 22:41
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

OCR and RAM : I'm using a Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM. When performing OCR in Acrobat, I've found that it's better to go in increments of about 100 pages at a time since the OCR process seems to process all the pages at once and holds it in memory rather than one page at a time and releasing it from m...
by clemd973
11 Feb 2011, 22:28
Forum: Software
Topic: Post process software for Mac ?
Replies: 26
Views: 15480

Re: Post process software for Mac ?

Does such a wishful thinking exist ? Or am I back to square one with my tired and true, but agonizing sllOOOWWWW. ~caelum If you've got the resources, you can use Adobe Lightroom 3, Scan Tailor, and Adobe Acrobat X Pro. Yes, they're closed source programs, but after using them for my last ten books...
by clemd973
11 Feb 2011, 22:16
Forum: Software
Topic: Colored Text
Replies: 28
Views: 15022

Re: Colored Text

Nice work! Clear and vibrant, and a nice shade of red. Just curious, how long would it take you to process these 400+ pages from start to finish?
by clemd973
30 Jan 2011, 00:55
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

Producing a few books with black on white text, and reading them with iBooks on my iPad. Scanning the covers as well and inserting as the first page in the book/pdf. Noting that when I process that image through Scan Tailor and importing it into the pdf in Acrobat, it causes iBooks to crash. However...
by clemd973
27 Jan 2011, 16:31
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

That's pretty damning in and of itself. You might consider sending it in to Adobe as a bug report. I think I'll do just that...although a friend who processes the very same way I do, and who has been doing it much longer, seems to think that's just the way it is. I'll send something off to Adobe so...
by clemd973
27 Jan 2011, 16:26
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

is it possible that the issue here is the source images? It's quite possible that the source image format is the culprit, considering Scan Tailor outputs .tif files...don't know if that could be changed, but even if it could, don't .tif's hold image quality better? Granted, they are huge files, but...
by clemd973
27 Jan 2011, 01:14
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19497

Re: Acrobat Tips

Dan, I hope this is what you were looking for. I used the Activity Monitor to assess RAM usage during the OCR process. I've got 4GB installed, and it seems as the process went on that number began to fall. I'm in no way a Mac or Adobe expert, but I know that when I include too many pages at one tim...